World’s Best Marathons

World’s Best Marathons – Marathons have become a destination sport. It is a chance to travel to some of the most beautiful parts of the world. A gathering of like minded people that want to get the most out of life. Marathon training is no secret. You have to rack up some serious running mileage (100 miles plus per week) just to stay in the top ten percent category. Below is a list (Top 50+) of the World’s Best Marathons.
Amsterdam Marathon – October – Enjoy the world capital Amsterdam and run along the most attractive passages of the capital – Read More
Antarctic Ice Marathon – December – Mainland Antarctica represents the last frontier, the final great wilderness to be conquered – 80 Degrees South, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains – Read More
Athens Classic Marathon | Greece – November – Among all the Olympic sport events, the Marathon Race stands out as it was born by a true historic and heroic event – Read More
Atlanta Marathon – February – Georgia – Celebrate the best of Atlanta – Read More
Australian Outback Marathon – July – It’s not every day marathoners get to take in the stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by – Read More
Barcelona Marathon | Spain – March – This is the Zurich Marato Barcelona, one of the most attractive courses in Europe for its flat and fast circuit – Read More
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon – October – United kingdom – Possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world – Read More
Berlin Marathon | Germany – September – Berlin is a city of runners and there are numerous highlights for sports fans in the German capital: every year, the Berlin Marathon attracts around 40,000 runners – Read More
Beijing Marathon – No Data – Beijing Marathon is sanctioned by the General Administration of Sport of China and Beijing Municipal Government. Marathon and half marathon starting point: Beijing Tian’anmen Square – Read More
Big Five Marathon – June – The Big Five Marathon is an exclusive event that combines a challenging marathon experience with a classic African safari vacation – Read More
Big Sur International Marathon – April – The Big Sur International Marathon, a spectacular road race set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world – Read More
Boston Marathon – April – The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events – Read More
Buckeye Marathon – January – Arizona – Known for its downhill and fast course – Read More
Buffalo Marathon – May – The Buffalo Marathon showcases the beauty of Western New York’s waterfront. It highlights some of our friendliest neighborhoods, finest architecture and famous Olmsted parks – Read More
Cape Cod Marathon | Massachusetts – October – A Fast and scenic route that hugs the Falmouth coastline of Nantucket Sound. Cape Cod Marathon and Falmouth Running Club – Read More
Cayman Islands Marathon – December – Surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, charming homes flawlessly landscaped and magnificent views of the sea – Read More
Chicago Marathon – October – Running the Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike – Read More
The Dramathon Marathon – Scotland – October – The Dramathon is a marathon distance race along the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas Distillery to Glenfiddich Distillery – Read More
Dublin Marathon – October – Irish Life Dublin Race Series – Read More
Egyptian Marathon – January – The Egyptian Marathon has been held regularly over the past 27 years proving to be the oldest ongoing marathon in Africa and the Middle East – Read More
Eugene Marathon – April – Oregon – The Eugene Marathon is the Pacific Northwest’s largest marathon – Read More
Flying Pig Marathon – May – Cincinnati, OH. It’s the largest weekend party in town – Read More
Glass City Marathon (Run Toledo) – April – Toledo took on this nickname long ago because of its storied history and influential role in the American glass industry – Read More
Grandma’s Marathon – June – Duluth, Minnesota – Widely regarded as a world class event with small town charm – Read More
Great Wall Marathon China – May – Run the most demanding marathon of your life along one of mankind’s greatest monuments – Read More
Great Ocean Road Running Festival – May – Australia’s most stunning running event and see the iconic beauty of the Great Ocean Road – Read More
Hartford Marathon – October – HMF mission is to encourage individuals and families to adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle – Read More
Honolulu Marathon – December – The Honolulu Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the USA – Read More
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon – October – Indiana One of the 15 largest marathons in the US – Read More
Jungfrau-Marathon | Switzerland – September – A glimpse of the Jungfrau, one of the iconic Alpine trio of peaks besides the Mönch and Eiger, sets the course – Read More
Kauai Marathon – September – Hawaii – A world-class race experience that fosters camaraderie, friendship, and charitable giving – Read More
Kilimanjaro Marathon – February – Kili Marathon was simply an idea formed by event organiser Wild Frontiers in 2002, over a cold Kilimanjaro Lager, of a great way to draw tourism in to Tanzania – Read More
Little Rock Marathon – March – Arkansas’ race for every pace – Read More
London Marathon – April – The London Marathon has become one of the most popular marathons in the world. The route takes in many of London’s best landmarks including Buckingham Palace – Read More
Marine Corp Marathon – October – Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA – Read More
Marrakech Marathon – January – One of the most prestigious marathons in the world. The Edenic city of Marrakech offers an exceptional setting – Read More
Midnight Sun Marathon | Norway – June – Join us for the Arctic experience of your life. Run either the Polar Night Half marathon, the Midnight Sun Marathon or the Tromso Mountain Challenge – Read More
Missoula Marathon – Montana – June – The Missoula Marathon course is flat, fast, USATF certified, and a Boston Qualifier – Read More
New York City Marathon – November – The first New York City Marathon took place in 1970 and was held entirely in Central Park. There were just 127 entrants and only 55 of them finished. Fast forward – Now over 50,000 participants crossing the finish line – Read More
Niagara Falls International Marathon – October – Join us for an extraordinary Niagara running experience! Run to the brink of the falls – Read More
Ottawa Marathon – May – The Tartan Ottawa International Marathon is Canada’s fastest marathon – Read More
Paris Marathon – April – Taking in the Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, offers an incomparable backdrop, with spectacular views and landmarks all along the route – Read More
Patagonian International Marathon – September – Chile – Since its origin, the event has brought runners to one of the most pristine locations on the planet – Read More
Pembrokeshire – April – Pembrokeshire is justifiably famous for its rugged cliffs, quiet coves, expansive sandy bays, and picturesque coastal village – Read More
The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon – September – The oldest continually held marathon in the United States, taking runners from Manitou Springs, Colorado, to the summit of Pikes Peak – Read More
Rio Marathon – June – Brazil – The Rio Marathon is more than just a race. It’s entertainment. Live your Marathon – Read More
Reykjavik Marathon – August – The race offers an atmosphere which is both relaxed and welcoming – Read More
Rome Marathon | Maratona di Roma – March – The most fascinating race in the world. Your steps will cross the same roads where the Ancient Romans used to walk – Read More
Sahara Marathon | Algeria – February – The Sahara Marathon is an international sport event to demonstrate solidarity with the Saharawi people – Read More
Shamrock Marathon – March – Virginia Beach, Virginia – This St. Paddy’s Day tradition has a race distance for every goal: Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and challenges – Read More
Sparkasse Marathon – October – The Sparkasse marathon through the three Lake Constance countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland – Read More
Stockholm Marathon | Sweden – June – Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city centres with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction – Read More
Tokyo Marathon – March – Tokyo Marathon unites people and makes a great contribution to provide a dream to our society – Read More
Toronto Waterfront Marathon – October – The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s premier running event and the grand finale of the Canada Running Series – Read More
Uganda Marathon – May to June – Hills, rough terrain and an African sun makes this one of the toughest but most rewarding challenges – Read More
Utah Valley Marathon – June – The Utah Valley Marathon is arguably the fastest June Marathon in the country. 26.2 miles of the pain you enjoy – Read More
Vermont City Marathon Vermont – May – The second largest marathon in New England and the largest marathon relay in the nation – Read More
White Nights Marathon – Russia – June – The largest marathon in the center of St. Petersburg. Run along Nevsky prospekt, stunning embankments and famous bridges – Read More
Wineglass Marathon – October – Wine tasting, local breweries, shopping, or visiting one of our world-famous museums, running with us offers an array of things to do and experience – Read More
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